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DreamWorks Animation Announces Annecy 2022 Presentation Lineup

Studio hosting two June 14 programs: a first look ‘Making Of’ screening of the upcoming holiday film ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ followed by a focus session on its recently released animated feature ‘The Bad Guys;’ festival takes place June 13-18.

DreamWorks Animation (DWA) has shared its upcoming presentation schedule for the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival: a first look “Making Of” screening of the studio’s upcoming holiday film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and a focus session on its recent animated feature release, The Bad Guys. The festival takes place June 13-18.

“DreamWorks Animation has an unmatched legacy of creating stories and characters that have become an intrinsic part of global culture and that are beloved by fans of all ages everywhere in the world,” shared DWA president Margie Cohn. “We are honored to continue that tradition at Annecy as we open this new chapter at the studio, and we’re excited to partner with some of the most innovative and visionary artists working in animation today to bring new stories and inventive approaches to the screen.”

June 14: 2 p.m. at Petite Salle de Bonlieu:

DreamWorks Animation presents a first-look screening event of the making of its upcoming holiday film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (in theatres December 21), the sequel to its 2011 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster. A panel will be led by director Joel Crawford and producer Mark Swift, the creative team behind The Croods: A New Age, and include co-director Januel Mercado, head of story Heidi Jo Gilbert, and production designer Nate Wragg.

Annecy designed first-look screening events like these provide festival attendees with the opportunity to discover animated feature films and TV series in production, as well as meet the teams behind the projects and question them on their artistic choices, the production process, and the challenges they are meeting along the way.

The character of Puss in Boots first appeared in 2004’s Oscar-nominated Shrek 2 and became a global, scene-stealing sensation. Puss then co-starred in two other Shrek sequels and his solo film, as well as in multiple DreamWorks Animation videos and TV series. The Shrek and Puss in Boots films have collectively earned more than $3.5 billion worldwide.

June 14: 6 p.m. at the L’ Imperial Palace Hotel (Europa Room):

DreamWorks presents a Studio Focus session on its most recent breakout hit film, The Bad Guys, an action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws who attempt their most challenging con yet: becoming model citizens.

The Annecy Studio Focus sessions are a way for delegates to find out about the creative or technical processes of large studios and talk about current projects with the creatives. The Bad Guys’ presentation will be led by the film’s director, Pierre Perifel, who made his feature-directing debut with the film, and will include head of character animation JP Sans, production designer Luc Desmarchelier, and art director Floriane Marchix.

The DreamWorks Animation presentations will be followed by signing sessions with select filmmakers.

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.